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Researchers Claim To Be Able To Determine Political Leaning By How Messy You Are 592

According to a study to be published in The Journal of Political Psychology, you can tell someone's political affiliation by looking at the condition of their offices and bedrooms. Conservatives tend to be neat and liberals love a mess. Researchers found that the bedrooms and offices of liberals tend to be colorful and full of books about travel, ethnicity, feminism and music, along with music CDs covering folk, classic and modern rock, as well as art supplies, movie tickets and travel memorabilia. Their conservative contemporaries, on the other hand, tend to surround themselves with calendars, postage stamps, laundry baskets, irons and sewing materials. Their bedrooms and offices are well lit and decorated with sports paraphernalia and flags — especially American ones. Sam Gosling, an associate professor of psychology at the University of Texas at Austin, says these room cues are "behavioral residue." The findings are just the latest in a series of recent attempts to unearth politics in personality, the brain and DNA. I, for one, support a woman's right to clean.

Submission + - Visual Studio Orcas Release Date Slips

An anonymous reader writes: SD Times got the skinny on "Orcas," Microsoft's next edition of Visual Studio. Microsoft has backed away from the product team's assertion that it was on track for 07.' "Soma" Somasegar, Corporate Vice President said that Beta 2 will be the major milestone for 07' and would not commit to releasing Orcas this year. Nor would Soma would not commit to supporting .NET in Orcas beyond V3.5.

Meanwhile, Beta 1 is due out this month. Any slip in Orcas' release date means that "Rosario," the next Visual Studio Team Edition, will not ship until well into 08.'"Hawaii" will not be the next Visual Studio after Orcas, rather, it is code-name for a future set of technologies. Microsoft intends to target non-programmers after the Orcas wave.

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